on topic and off: sys update and kit resources

greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

first, to follow up to an earlier post of mine - we have not had to go manual, but we have just enough glitches that it's like trying to run with a charlie horse. you just grit your teeth and hope it goes away soon.

second item - heath company used to sell a wonderful assortment of kits, but they no longer do so. does anyone know of another source of electronic or other kits?? i really enjoyed building a radio years ago, would really like to get back into it but don't know enough to start from scratch. any help/references would be much appreciated.


-- Cowardly Lion (cl0001@hotmail.com), January 14, 2000


Check out your neighborhood PBS chanel's store, or a museum store if you are in a large enough city to have a large one of either.

-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), January 14, 2000.

Try Ramsey Electronics for a free catalog @ http://www.ramseyelectronics.com/, and Martronics @ 1-805-239-1932 for customized electronics (HAM & FM Microbroadcasters).

-- M.C. (mountaineer60@juno.com), January 14, 2000.

Toys R'Us sells a kit to build a radio - in the science section.

-- Lynn Ratcliffe (mcgrew@ntr.net), January 14, 2000.

Just happened to have a kit on hand. MiniLabs, distributor is Science Educational Design, Inc. 345 Hudson Street, NY,NY 10014. Not much information, but maybe a start. Happy hunting!

-- Just a (neighbors@advice.com), January 14, 2000.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ